In this stunning choral tapestry, the beloved Latin text is set with lush harmonies, vivid tonal colors and wonderful dynamic contrasts. It is an absolutely gorgeous soundscape for better a cappella choirs.
Blake Wilson's Ave Maris Stella focuses on the idea of Mary as a source of strength and power. Melodically rich with earthy harmonies and diverse texture, this is a very impressive setting of the
Featuring alternating English, Basque and Latin text, this thrilling setting proclaims the joy of singing to God. Already much-loved around the world due to performances at the 2011 World Choral Symposium
An exciting rendition of the "Cantate Domino" Latin text by Ivo Antognini. This setting explores rhythm and texture as it weaves through various time signatures. Would make a fantastic concert opener.
Movement three from Hyo-won Woo's "Gloria," Cum Sancto Spiritu combines western musical concepts with the traditional Korean musical scale and rhythmic patterns. An incredibly dynamic setting of
Commissioned and premiered by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Dappled Things celebrates those things that are "dappled," that is, blemished in some way. A hymn-like structure featuring note-clusters
Here is a stunning, thoughtful setting of The Lord's Prayer in Afrikaans, which is one of the official languages spoken in South Africa. The composer captures the mystery of the text as contrasts
Set entirely in Hebrew (IPA pronunciation guide available), Dirshu Adonai is a sensitively composed meditation with beautiful layered harmonies that build to rich harmonic clusters. The echoing
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival in Trondheim, Norway, Even When He Is Silent masterfully expresses the sentiment of the text - hope in times of despair. Beautifully melodic, with rich
"Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep..." Based on a text by St. Augustine, this innovative work features improvised piano and tenor
Based on a Gregorian chant by the same name, this a cappella work explores the ideas of human joy and angelic singing. Beginning softly, the composer builds texture and sound, moving toward the final climax
From Piae Cantiones, this setting of Gaudete! is in a progressive style, yet well suited to the medieval melody. Its energy is derived from the accented rhythms and dance-like percussive
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